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Press release 15/09/2022

Burnout review highlights need for urgent action

Burnout review highlights need for urgent action

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection Society (MPS) comments on the study by the University of Manchester into the link between burnout and patient safety.

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Press release 25/07/2022

Move to finally strip GMC of power to appeal tribunal decisions in 20...

Move to finally strip GMC of power to appeal tribunal decisions in 2023 welcomed

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Medical Protection has welcomed commitment from DHSC to progress legislation that will finally strip the GMC of its power to appeal fitness to practise decisions in 2023.

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Press release 18/07/2022

Medical expert reports must consider systems issues to help stop doct...

Medical expert reports must consider systems issues to help stop doctors being scapegoats for wider failings

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It should be mandatory for medical expert reports to consider the role systems issues may have played in an adverse patient outcome, according to the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

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Press release 17/05/2022

Doctors who graduated overseas face harsher sanctions when unrepresen...

Doctors who graduated overseas face harsher sanctions when unrepresented at medical tribunals

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Nearly two in five doctors (37%) who graduated overseas did not have legal representation when facing a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing, according to figures obtained by Medical Protection covering 2018-21.

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Press release 28/04/2022

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

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The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report (embargoed until 28 April) urging radical reforms to the negligence compensation system that costs NHS billions each year.

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Press release 27/04/2022

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

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The GMC has launched a consultation on the content of Good medical practice.

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Press release 02/03/2022

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety...

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety and clinician wellbeing

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Medical Protection Society (MPS) has today launched the MPS Foundation; a new, global, not-for-profit research initiative to help shape the future of patient safety through the funding of ambitious research.

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Press release 18/01/2022

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

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The GMC has issued additional guidance to support case handlers in considering the specific Covid-19 circumstances when assessing a complaint against a doctor.

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Press release 01/12/2021

MPS syndicate to open for trading

MPS syndicate to open for trading

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Asta, the leading third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, announces that Medical Protection Society (MPS) has been granted final approval from the Council of Lloyd’s for the transition of its Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA) 1892 to a market-facing syndicate, which will commence underwriting on 1 January 2022.

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Press release 21/10/2021

Response to Good Medical Practice guidance for physician associates a...

Response to Good Medical Practice guidance for physician associates and anaesthesia associates

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Medical Protection comments on the General Medical Council (GMC)’s publication of the Good Medical Practice: interim standards for physician associates and anaesthesia associates

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Press release 30/09/2021

Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassuranc...

Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassurance for doctors must be addressed ahead of future pandemic

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Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassurance for doctors must be addressed ahead of future pandemic.

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